Organization Overview

 

The process of opening the Red Barn has been both fun and challenging.  A parallel process took place as a vision and plan was formulated by a steering committee and a workable facility was sought.  An excellent facility was found, but a significant renovation was required.  Extensive demolition work and repairs were needed.  The facility required all new plumbing, electrical, and low voltage wiring.  There were extensive fire protection requirements such as a fire wall, a sprinkler system, and an alarm system.  

Development has been conducted in two major phases.  Phase 1 involved development of a common room with stool counter seating with a coffee lounge atmosphere.  There is additional booth seating and a large open area for tables, chairs and flexible program options.  This portion of the facility will be used for an after school drop in center with opportunities for youth to chat and be involved in study sessions.  There will be opportunity to participate in other activities, as well, such as lessons to learn to play musical instruments.   Completion of this phase was done through public donations from local businesses and many private parties.  Grant writing was done on a very limited basis.

Phase 2 incorporates a larger multi-purpose area with a movable stage.  This area will be utilized for a wide variety of activities such as basketball, concerts, play productions, arts, guest speakers and outside group rentals. On the grounds outside the facility building planned activities include a community garden area, court games such as pickle-ball, and volleyball, a climbing wall, a barbecue area, and a fire pit.  Phase 2 will be completed through donations, a robust grant writing program, and volunteer opportunities such as through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity.  Funding for these capital projects will include grants and foundations, individual giving, donations from area churches and businesses, and special events

 The Red Barn facility sits on roughly 8 acres of land.  Our vision includes expansion to other portions of the property with activities such as a high ropes course and challenge courses.

 

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15921 84th Street KPN,  Lakebay, WA  98349  Ph: 253.884.1594  Web: www.RedBarnkp.org
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1032, Vaughn, WA 98394